Topic Descriptor: paintings×
  • [En los últimos meses, dos hechos negativos...]
    Paparella, Aldo
    Aldo Paparella refers to two negative events, describing the closing of Instituto Di Tella as the end of thought and freedom of creation, and explaining that Eugenio Daneri had been excluded from an exhibition. It is all part of the crisis that was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759379

  • [Esta exposición y muchas experiencias...]
    León Castro, Pedro, 1913-
    This essay by Pedro León Castro appeared in the catalogue for his exhibition of paintings at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas in 1949. Following a brief introductory paragraph, in which he explains that the exhibition is a reflection of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813765

  • [Estaba pensando en la convivencia de que alguien destacara acerca de la pintura de Macció...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    Jorge Romero Brest writes that the jury he was a member of awarded Rómulo Macció the International Prize from the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (1964), in which he distinguished himself from among the works of foreign artists. By the way and in overt [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768860

  • [Este Portafolio constituye la primera publicación del Taller Gráfico del Centro de Arte Puertorriqueño...]
    Centro de Arte Puertorriqueño
    This is the introduction to the first portfolio, published to commemorate the first anniversary of the Centro de Arte Puertorriqueño [Puerto Rican Art Center] (CAP) that was established in 1950 in San Juan. The essay describes the goals and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863957

  • [excertos de] Para nunca esquecer: negras memórias: memórias de negros
    Museu Histórico Nacional (Brazil)
    This text consists of excerpts from the catalogue for the exhibition Para nunca esquecer. Negras memórias/ Memórias de Negros, held at the Museu Histórico Nacional (in Rio de Janeiro in 2001). It includes scores of texts and poems by writers who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110530

  • [Fuera de ciertos círculos de iniciados y conocedores, la pintura de Josefa Sulbarán...]
    Erminy, Perán
    In this text, the critic Perán Erminy proposes a visual and symbolic analysis of the popular style of landscape painting practiced by Josefa Sulbarán, in recognition of her twenty years of creating art in Venezuela. Erminy divides his essay into [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1158137

  • [Gabriel Morera]
    Arroyo, Miguel, 1920-2004
    In his essay, the museum designer Miguel Arroyo examines the range of art created in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He reaches the conclusion that the arrival of photography, film, and television led painters to abandon traditional [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162743

  • [Hasta ahora lo que entre nosotros se había llamado …]
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    The critic Juan Calzadilla wrote this prologue for Borges. Las Jugadoras, the exhibition at the Galería del Techo [de la Ballena]. Calzadilla describes Jacobo Borges’ work as being representative of a new kind of painting that—while not entirely [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060684

  • [Hay dos categorías de pintores...]
    Eiger, Casimiro, 1909- 1987
    In this manuscript, Polish critic Casimiro Eiger, who lived in Colombia, discusses the work in the first solo exhibition of painter Marco Ospina, held at Galerías de Arte in 1949. In Eiger’s view, the merit of Ospina’s work lies in its order. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132692

  • [La artista explora desde hace algún tiempo la idea del tejido...]
    Jaramillo, Carmen María, 1958-
    In this essay—that appeared in the leaflet for the exhibition En la Trama personal [In the Personal Web] that was presented at the Alonso Garcés Gallery in Bogotá in June-July 2004—the art critic Carmen María Jaramillo discusses the latest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099546

  • [La gran difusión de la pintura contemporánea...]
    Paz, Samuel
    The art critic Samuel Paz wrote that art produced around 1959 was a pursuit rich with collective experiences, yet poor in individual outcome. In his opinion, rebellion today is mastering the path to “extroverted creation.” Although, contrary to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763648

  • [La pintura, en su estado actual,...]
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    Carlos Mérida sets forth eleven tenets on the development of painting in relation to the integration of the arts; these function both as a manifesto and as an introduction to the catalog. For the artist, functional painting is equivalent to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733691

  • [Las influencias favorables o negativas que los otros...]
    Vigas, Oswaldo
    In this essay Oswaldo Vigas discusses his early days as a painter in Venezuela in the 1940s, recalling the first time he was awarded a prize, and the art movements that influenced his work. He also mentions his travels, studies, and companions. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152501

  • [Letter] 1950 Marzo 31, Caracas [to] Alejandro Otero
    Boulton, Alfredo, 1908-1995
    In this letter, art critic Alfredo Boulton voices some dismay to his artist friend, Alejandro Otero. After having written generalizations on traditional western art and on the irruption of the abstract art movement, the critic adds a long postscript [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850312

  • [Letter] 1916 Junio 1, Terrasa, España [to] José Enrique Rodó
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This letter from Joaquín Torres García to his Uruguayan compatriot, the renowned writer José Enrique Rodó, suggests that both men agreed on the need to encourage the emerging art in their country by exposing young Uruguayan artists to what was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1247430

  • [Letter] 1926 enero 28, Calle Lucas Obes, Montevideo [to] Pedro Figari
    Guillot Muñoz, Gervasio, 1897-1956
    In this letter Guillot Muñoz, the distinguished writer and journalist, tells his friend Pedro Figari about the critiques that his paintings were receiving in Montevideo at that time, and about the unconditional support for Figari there was among a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238724

  • [Letter] 1928 Noviembre 19, Paris [to] [ Xul Solar]
    Spilimbergo, Lino Eneas, 1896-1964
    Lino Enea Spilimbergo wrote a letter to Argentinean artist Xul Solar inviting him to participate in the independent annual exhibition initiative, with a mission to disseminate Argentinean modern art to the Buenos Aires audiences. Spilimbergo held [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733833

  • [Letter] 1946 Abril 3, [Quito, Ecuador] [to] Libero Badii
    Chale, Gertrudis, 1898-
    Gertrudis Chale writes to Libero Badii about her stay in the Peruvian city of Arequipa. She mentions the Indianist Peruvian artists José Sabogal and Julia Codesido, commenting sensitively on the native and popular art, seminal concerns of her work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759659

  • [Letter] 1946 Mayo 20, Quito [to] Libero Badii
    Chale, Gertrudis, 1898-
    Gertrudis Chale writes to Libero Badii about her stay in Quito, Ecuador, and the impact of Quito's landscapes, architecture, and painting on her. She mentions the Peruvian artist Julia Codesido [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759676

  • [Letter] 1951 [to] Fernando Gamboa
    Tamayo, Rufino
    The Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL, 1947) invited Rufino Tamayo to participate in the Mexican Art Exhibition that would take place in Europe. The Oaxacan painter responded that he could not give them an answer until “he knew [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779846

  • [Letter] 1961 November 2, Hatillo, Puerto Rico [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Colón Delgado, Oscar, 1889-1968
    Oscar Colón Delgado, a Puerto Rican painter, sends Puerto Rican printmaker Lorenzo Homar a copy of the letter he wrote to the publisher of the 1961 Almanaque Mundial de Selecciones [Selecciones World Almanac] to thank him for including his name in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856415

  • [Letter] 1968 December 23, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Márquez, Juan Luis
    The president of the Puerto Rican company United Promoters and Advertisers, Juan Luis Márquez, sends Lorenzo Homar the article he wrote for El Mundo newspaper, “Entre Mayas y Cundeamores” [Between Mayas and Bitter Melons], in which Márquez [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863766

  • [Letter] Alberto Beltrán [to] Lorenzo Homar, México, 30 de diciembre 1986
    Alberto Beltrán, a Mexican printmaker, writes to Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar to discuss recent art events and news in Mexico. Beltrán tells Homar that he has heard that art critic Raquel Tibol is in Puerto Rico, and mentions the recent [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856287

  • [Los buenos pintores no saben hablar...]
    Caballero Holguín, Luis, 1943-1995; Hernández, José
    This extensive interview, which was motivated by journalist José Hernández’s curiosity about where Luis Caballero’s images come from, covers many topics: Caballero’s conception of art and painting; his sense of himself as Colombian; his view [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1088097

  • [Los cuadros que explico en esta exposición...]
    Espinosa Saldaña, Antonino, 1888-1969
    This draft of a text by painter Antonino Espinosa Saldaña was for a presentation at an exhibition of his work that did not take place. In it he justifies the absence of titles or any references for the works, “because one should not impose a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1143457

  • [Los nuevos conceptos y experiencias que se realizan en la actualidad...]
    Cruz-Diez, Carlos
    This is a text written by Carlos Cruz-Diez for his 1960 exhibition Fisicromías y Color Aditivo held in Caracas. Under the title “Un nuevo concepto del color,” the writer includes one paragraph from an essay by Fernando Á [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856961

  • [Muchos son los pintores y escultores que han trabajado...]
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    Through diverse photographs, Mathias Goeritz shows the development of what he calls the “problem” of Integración Plástica [Plastic Integration], a dogmatic movement in which the architect Mario Pani actively participated together with several [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741770

  • [My paintings cannot...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    In these short verses, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, starts out talking about what paintings seek to achieve. He goes on to state what he believes should be included in paintings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862881

  • [No me resulta fácil recordar...]
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    In this essay, Juan Calzadilla provides a chronological overview of the life and work of Venezuelan artist Maruja Rolando. He begins with her artistic training in the fifties, mentioning her most important teachers and influences, as well as the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163637

  • [Notas] 26 de abril de 1974, 27 de abril de 1976. Notas sobre el color en la pintura.
    De Romero, Ralph
    Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, tells us about his experiences as a painter. He says his creative experience is spontaneous and that his painting becomes the tangible evidence of that experience. De Romero also notes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863005

  • [Oswaldo Vigas ha reunido esta cuidadosa retrospectiva que abarca treinta años de su trabajo]
    Traba, Marta
    In Marta Traba’s criticism of the Venezuelan painter Oswaldo Vigas, she deems him one of the group of artists she calls “the remains” The critic uses that category to group Latin American artists who have remained faithful to their artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1106962

  • [Pocas veces se habrá registrado en Venezuela...]
    Ratto Ciarlo, José, 1904-1997
    In this catalogue text, critic and essayist José Ratto-Ciarlo praises César Rengifo for his multifaceted work in painting; Rengifo was not only a painter, but also a playwright, journalist, and political activist. Ratto-Ciarlo analyzes the profound [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101966

  • [Querido Luis, cada vez que vuelvo a las alturas de Rosalito...]
    Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
    By way of an open letter, Luis Enrique Pérez-Oramas (b. 1960) introduces the exhibition Pinturas, work by Luis Lizardo, organized by the Centro de Arte Euroamericano (Caracas, 1996). The letter is a meditation (of a poetic nature) on the ideas and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165134

  • [São vastos e misteriosos os espaços descontínuos entre representação, percepção e tradução] = [The gaps between representation, perception and translation are vast and mysterious]
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    Guided by certain poetic and fictional considerations, the art critic and curator Adriano Pedrosa discusses Daniel Senise’s paintings. Using short phrases that address various parts of the catalogue in a frank dialogue with the images, the author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110987

  • [Siempre he creído que hacer arte...]
    Jiménez, Ariel
    Ariel Jiménez interviews the painter Patricia van Dalen, asking her about her training, her personal view of art and painting, and the various experiences that led her to develop her own particular visual art language. The Venezuelan artist talks [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165805

  • [Sobre los cuadros que forman esta serie...]
    Szyszlo, Fernando de
    This text was written by Peruvian artist Fernando de Szyszlo to accompany his series of paintings inspired by “Apu Inka Atawallpaman,” an elegiac Quechua poem by an anonymous author. The poem describes the death of the Inca Atahualpa, and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126405

  • [There is a certain sensationalism...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, states that prejudices against painting styles can change quickly; negative attitudes can suddenly turn positive. One example of this is what happens with art critics, who may change a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863043

  • [To create motion...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    In this paragraph, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, writes about the creation of movement in a defined space. He explains that his figurative painting is based on movement. Included beneath the text is a small painting, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863024

  • [Um dos mais notáveis casos de auto-fidelidade e coerência]
    Araújo, Olívio Tavares de
    Olívio Tavares de Araújo introduces an exhibition of the work of Evandro Carlos Jardim, an artist he considers serious, upright, and aware of long-term standards in art. The writer notes that this was the first time the artist would be showing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111357

  • [Uma tela de Daniel Senise nos diz que é impossível ter certeza]
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    The art critic Adriano Pedrosa wrote this essay as an introduction to Daniel Senise’s 1994 exhibition  at the Thomas Cohn Arte Contemporânea gallery in Rio de Janeiro. In Pedrosa’s opinion, the narratives in Senise’s work are as seductive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110988

  • [Un verdadero lenguaje, en pintura...]
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    Juan Calzadilla discusses the work of the painter José Campos Biscardi, explaining how hard it was for him to be acknowledged in the Venezuelan art world because he was originally from Colombia. The author attributes it to the fact that Campos [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157573

  • [Una exposición de obras de Jacobo Borges…]
    Erminy, Perán
    The critic and historian Perán Erminy evaluates the work presented by the painter Jacobo Borges at the exhibition Jacobo Borges. Dibujos recientes,hosted by the ¡Viva México! gallery in Caracas. Erminy claims that the Venezuelan artist’s goal is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060424

  • [Una sorprendente revelación en la plástica nacional...]
    Erminy, Perán
    Through his criticism, Perán Erminy defines the work of the Venezuelan visual artist shown in Alberto Brandt: Exposición de pinturas (Centro Profesional del Este, Caracas, 1957). In this text, Erminy postulates that this work is a definitive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160218

  • [Una vez más se presenta la bienal...]
    Erminy, Perán
    The art critic Perán Erminy sets forth the standards for organizing the Third Bárbaro Rivas Biennial of Popular Art (Museo de Arte Popular de Petare, Caracas, 1992), explaining the changes in the conditions of the competition stated in the related [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1166077

  • [Vimos a paisagem enquadrada e as árvores caídas]
    Motta, Flávio L. (Flávio Lichtenfels), 1923-
    This poem by Flávio Motta describes the career of artist Marcelo Nitsche by alluding to some of his works. It traces the intersection of landscape, object, calligraphy, and brushwork in Nitsche’s work. He concludes by posing a question that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111210

  • 113 cuadros avaluados en seis milliones : Roberto S. Matta ganó el primer Gran Premio Festival de Pintura : Chávez obtuvo premio de pintura peruana
    This short newspaper article discusses the results of the first Festival Americano de Pintura, held in October to November (Lima, 1966). The Chilean painter Roberto Matta won the First Grand Prize (three thousand dollars) for his work Grande decoraci [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142692

  • 1er Salón Municipal de Artes Plásticas : Su contenido artístico
    Vitureira, Cipriano S. (Cipriano Santiago), 1907-
    This special edition of the magazine AIAPE (Agrupación de Intelectuales, Artistas, Periodistas y Escritores) was devoted entirely to the first Salón Municipal de Artes Plásticas (Montevideo, 1940). The sole article in the magazine was written by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1184568

  • 23 pinturas colombianas
    This catalogue was published by the Banco de la República of Colombia in February 1963 in conjunction with the exhibition of twenty-three paintings from the bank’s Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango art collection. The exhibition was held in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129260

  • 3 llamamientos de orientación actual a los pintores y escultores de la nueva generación americana
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    With his manifesto, David Alfaro Siqueiros sought to position the avant-garde project anew, doing away with belated modernism and impressionism, in favor of Cubo-Futurist expressions and the incipient eruption of Dadaism. This eagerness for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801659

  • 40 dibujos de Luis Guevara Moreno : reflejan el hombre y el paisaje en la obra de Rómulo Gallegos
    This article examines how Rómulo Gallegos’ writing influenced Luis Guevara Moreno’s painting. The author quotes the painter’s description of producing paintings that illustrate “the setting in a Gallegos story.” Guevara Moreno explains how [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154459